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Karen Talavera
Karen is a self-described "Accidental Seeker" who stumbled upon a journey of self discovery and spiritual exploration after years of living the conformist American dream. A writer, entrepreneur, mother and avid international traveler, she draws on the rich and often overlooked experiences of daily life to illuminate opportunities for awakening, share unique perspectives and highlight insights hidden in plain sight.

She writes about these (and her challenges living them) on her blog The Accidental Seeker. Karen explores personal growth, conscious evolution, and the pursuit of happiness and purpose through her own journey as well as reflections in the world at large. She is passionate about inspiring transformation in small, simple ways. Karen's writing has also appeared on Divine Caroline and Elephant Journal. To see more and be advised of new posts, follow Karen on Twitter.

Karen lives in Palm Beach County, Florida where she indulges her love of Latin culture, food and music. When she's not flying through a Zumba class, you'll find Karen in the yoga studio, meditating, at the beach, or off and running on one of her many adventures.

Currently, Karen is also founder and president of Synchronicity Marketing, a company specializing in digital marketing training, coaching, and education. After twenty years in the field she grows continually more fascinated by the revolutionary change the Internet has created. For more see Synchronicity Marketing.

Entries by Karen Talavera

The Art of the Pivot

(0) Comments | Posted June 2, 2014 | 4:39 PM

When we want something, why is it so easy to actually drive it away instead of nurturing it into reality?

Attracting anything into being involves three key ingredients: desire (aka passion); belief (aka faith); and action. Most people can unconsciously manifest with only two of the three, but a true...

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Lessons on Being Yourself

(1) Comments | Posted July 8, 2013 | 12:24 PM

Once upon a time, a luminous energetic being (you) was born into the body of a human baby. As disorienting as the process was, it felt miraculous. In those first few moments of your life as a person you had no self-awareness. You were simply being.

As the initial days...

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Five Guiding Questions for Living Life to the Fullest

(3) Comments | Posted September 12, 2012 | 1:48 PM

We've all heard the clichés -- life is fleeting. Time flies. As I write this, the year is already two-thirds over and it feels like it just started. Some years are like that, and 2012 is one.

That doesn't do you a lot of good if you don't have a...

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Acceleration, Re-Entry and the Ever-Rising Bar

(0) Comments | Posted September 11, 2012 | 4:40 PM

It was barely a month ago that I was on my way to the second annual World Domination Summit (WDS). Since then, my life has been a continuous whirlwind of a ride into one new realm after the next.

Actually this period of acceleration, exploration and rising intensity...

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Are You Open to Receiving?

(0) Comments | Posted January 23, 2012 | 10:03 AM

A Cautionary Tale

You'd have to be blind not to notice it was the largest present under the tree.  He had wrapped it as best he could, but still the bright paper and gaudy bow made it stand out like a flashy hotel on the Vegas Strip compared to the...

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The Transformative Heart-Opening Power of Gratitude

(0) Comments | Posted December 15, 2011 | 3:00 PM

This time of year, much of the northern hemisphere grows cold. Often the change in climate makes it easy for our hearts to grow cold too. We contract our bodies to stay warm, add extra layers to insulate ourselves. If we're not mindful, our emotional bodies will mimic our physical...

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Carrot, Egg or Coffee: Which Are You?

(0) Comments | Posted November 29, 2011 | 3:13 PM

Another parable (author unknown) landed in my inbox recently, and I feel it's pithy enough to share.  Called "Carrots, Eggs and Coffee," here it is:

Carrots, Eggs and Coffee

A young woman went to her mother and told her about her life and how things were so hard for her....
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Before You Die

(1) Comments | Posted November 22, 2011 | 12:41 PM

My last post expressed an unexpected but potent ethereal longing for a return to source -- the place both beyond and from which our known world emanates. Today I'm inspired to express a longing quite the opposite, and hopefully, to inspire it in you.

There are times we all...

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The Longing for Home

(1) Comments | Posted November 15, 2011 | 2:04 PM

There are times when even the most seasoned of travelers can become deeply homesick. Today is one of those days for me.

It doesn't happen often -- I don't trend toward nostalgia and homesickness -- but they have caught me off-guard every now and then when I'm on one of...

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Do You Know Who You Really Are, and Are You Living as if You Believe it?

(6) Comments | Posted October 6, 2011 | 6:34 PM

Recently this story about a journey crossed my path.  You may have run across it yourself -- it's often read at funeral and memorial services:

The Dragonfly

Once, in a little pond, in the muddy water under the lily pads, there lived a little water beetle in a community of...

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To the Mountaintop and Back

(0) Comments | Posted September 27, 2011 | 6:23 PM

My tales from the outer journey continue.  If you didn't catch the first one, check it out here.

I thought after meeting Daniel in the foothills of the Chilean Andes it might be a while before I ran across another wise old man on a mountain.  Little did...

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The Importance Of The Outer Journey

(0) Comments | Posted September 20, 2011 | 6:00 PM

Lately, I've been focused on the inner journey, specifically the path through my own recent evolutionary shift in consciousness and personal growth -- likely one of many such shifts any seeker undergoes in a lifetime.  After moving through that growth cycle this spring, I had an amazing summer, abundant with...

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Behind the Scenes of Shifting - Part 1

(0) Comments | Posted August 2, 2011 | 12:05 PM

For the past few months I've been writing about my personal journey through the shift in consciousness I see humanity moving through.  Although I think we as a whole are evolving, there are billions of different individual stories illustrating how we're doing so.  While we'll all end up...

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The Road to Conscious Evolution

(0) Comments | Posted July 27, 2011 | 12:01 PM

So You've Shifted -- Now What?

If you've been through a shift, or if you're still shifting, it can be a wild ride. As I described in my last two posts, at first it's usually not much fun. In fact, that's an understatement: It can feel as if...

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What William and Catherine, Arnold And Oprah Have In Common

(1) Comments | Posted June 20, 2011 | 6:55 PM

Okay, now that I have your attention I'll get right to it.  What could these diverse celebrities possibly share at the moment other than the media spotlight? Plenty, when we look below the surface glitz and shiny bright lights of media coverage.

They are all experiencing very public, highly publicized...

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Allowing the Heart to Be Broken Open

(5) Comments | Posted May 19, 2011 | 7:00 AM

Apologies for leaving you for a few weeks after writing "Welcome to The Shift", the first in a series I'm writing to chronicle my own process of shifting and to reach others moving through what's become known as "The Shift".

To recap, this "Shift" is what I (among...

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Show Yourself Some Love

(6) Comments | Posted May 16, 2011 | 6:00 AM

Please, if you do nothing else as you are shifting, show yourself some love.

Shifting is not for the faint of heart.  It's simple, but it's not easy.  Whether it's Ali Brown of "Secret Millionaire" going from star to stark (and as she admitted on a...

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The Push

(1) Comments | Posted April 25, 2011 | 6:05 PM

Man is there a lot of shifting going on in April.  The pace has picked up, and for me personally it's becoming a thrilling ride.

At the start of this year I made a conscious decision to move in the direction of my dreams.  I just didn't realize...

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How Wide Is Your Lens?

(1) Comments | Posted March 22, 2011 | 2:00 PM

2011 is shaping up to be a year of rapid, no-nonsense "shifting into gear."  For many people, including me, we're close to completing the transition through the gears that have defined the past few years.  I don't know about you, but I intend to enter a more stable place of...

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Welcome to 'The Shift'

(5) Comments | Posted March 18, 2011 | 5:04 PM

I haven't posted as much as I'd like to over the last month, but I won't use conventional excuses like "I've been traveling" or "I've been busy."  While both are true, they're not the main reason.

The main reason for not blogging more often is that I've been shifting.  And...

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